Europe’s Unrecognised Neighbours: The EU in Abkhazia and South Ossetia
Author: Nicu Popescu
Place of Publication: Brussels
Published by: Centre for European Policy Studies
Number of pages: 38
Abstract: "The EU can do little to achieve its policy objectives in its Eastern neighbourhood without facing the issue of secessionist conflicts. This paper deals with EU policy towards Georgia and the secessionist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. It discusses the reasons for and constraints on EU policies, their effects and perception in the secessionist entities. The paper concludes with recommendations on how the EU can contribute to conflict resolution in Georgia through a greater inclusion of the conflict regions into the European Neighbourhood Policy."
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